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Why do you need to make milk paint with epoxy?

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The answer lies in the epoxy itself.

Epoxy is a non-porous polymer that can be used to paint a surface. 

“If you have a paint-like substance, you can use the epoxies properties to paint on top of that,” said Michael Gollin, a professor of electrical engineering at UC Berkeley. 

For the last 30 years, Gollins lab has developed a method to make epoxy paint that can withstand high temperatures and high pressures. 

In addition to being a better paint, the method also offers other advantages. 

When heated up to 400 degrees Celsius, epoxy paints can create a strong bonding between the paint and the metal. 

That can create better bond strength and a smoother surface for a paint coat. 

But when heated up beyond 400 degrees, the surface becomes too thin for good bonding. 

Gollin says he is working on a new formulation that could be a lot more effective. 

And while he says it’s hard to predict what a better coating would look like in the future, he’s optimistic that he can come up with a better formula. 

One of his most recent research projects involved developing a coating that was more effective at absorbing the high-temperature heat and heat that epoxy can cause. 

The result was a coating with a layer of epoxy coating that could absorb heat, but it also allowed it to bond to the surface without forming a thin layer. 

While that’s not ideal, Gellin said, “we think that we can develop a better formulation that is much better at absorbing heat.”

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